PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:Cool add.
I'm unfamilar with LAS TATL flying, what else goes across the Atlantic from LAS?
Really unfortunate. For comparison, I believe a similar proposal occurred on an AS flight a while back and the airline has a video on its website.Jump to post
Great Trip Report! I do something once a year kinda similar but the other way around. I fly from KWHP to 65S and back. I love that place. The LA area can get very busy with planes but thankfully everyone knows what they're doing, and SOCAL and LA Center are usually great with giving flight followin...Jump to post
What kind of loads did it carry on the LAX - JFK - LAX segment?Jump to post
Is it me or, in the first photo, does the tail look like it's from a 300/400/500? Looks like a photoshop picture. The hushkit is a different color than the other two photos.Jump to post
On Horizon flights, I've seen them move passenger bags between the front and back for weight and balance.Jump to post
Let me get this straight: DL is choosing to give their customers a better experience and some are knocking them for it? For as much as many complain about how modern air travel stinks compared to 'how it used to be', you'd think that everyone would be happy about DL's attempt... I know, it really i...Jump to post
Well done! Great photos and use of the Cessna as an aerial platform.Jump to post
Vendors are always dropping off swag when their sales teams make a visit. 95% of it amounts to nothing. I've seen Midwest Airlines 737 models. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ True. To this day I have a 1/100 scale 73G in HP colors, which they never operated. Many years ago, once saw a rather large model of an AS 757 at ...Jump to post
AA did redeploy some SP's acquired from TWA when they bought TWA's Pacific routes on a DFW-NRT route until the MD-11 would become available. The SP's used on this route were configured in a premium configuration. The Y customers were sent to AA's hubs on the west coast. TWA didn't have Pacific rout...Jump to post
Will there be enough space for checked and plane-side luggage? I've been on Horizon flights on which they struggled to cram all of the bags into the front and back spaces.Jump to post
/quote]Really? I am not a WN fanboy, I knock them for a bunch of things, but they offer a much better product to the general consumer than DL, UA, and AA do. For $95, I can fly with two bags, get a small drink & package of peanuts thrown at me, nice/funny FA's, and a decently comfortable seat. ...Jump to post
I doubt UA is even in a position to merge another airline. It still looks like they're trying to get things under 1 roof. :checkmark: New management. Integration issues still to be resolved, fleet decisions, existing hubs to be addressed, etc. Adding more isn't in the cards. And...please would a.nu...Jump to post
I would think We should expect A lot of red eyes in the routes my guess This would be a first for WN, yes? No red eyes at all in their history, IIRC. And all the discussion about distances. As was pointed out, they have routes nearly as long as LAX - HNL now. The issue will be the different market ...Jump to post
Yep, the shareholder experience is far more important than the customer. The customer is unwilling to pay for a better experience. This has been proven over and over again. Why get upset at a corporation for adapting to a changing environment. Instead be upset at the consumer who is the driver behi...Jump to post
Yes, SBP can have fog issues. It's in a valley. I'm told by a relative who lives there that the AS SEA flight is very popular. It was unfortunate when AA Eagle left; at least they still fly to PHX. But lack of service means a lot of driving to LAX or SFO/SJC (SBP is pretty much halfway between both)...Jump to post
NH and maybe the return of SQ are not impossible. Oh and VS if they end up getting them . . . hahahahahaha I think SQ will come back sooner rather than later, most likely with the new product for the A380, although I am skeptical of NH. But with regard to EY and QR, they are really strange exceptio...Jump to post
What happens to the "Proudly All Boeing" an the AS fleet? Who cares? ;) Hasn't been addressed yet; a decision on fleet strategy was expected by next month, but that is being delayed while the Airbus fleet - particularly the A321NEO - are being evaluated. The company is considering many di...Jump to post
Anyone like these concepts? http://www.wings900.com/vb/1-1-civil-aviation/131441-if-lufthansa-would-decide-change-livery.html Agreed, the first one is ok but I still like the current livery. Even though it's mostly white, it just works, especially the font. The billboard one doesn't work. The last ...Jump to post
Ok, the discussion can go back and forth about whether it's a fare cut or not, ultimately seeming to revolve around beliefs about free markets, customer choice and value. Fine, you can debate that all day. But the other interesting comment, IIRC, was that 50% of customer buy up from basic economy. S...Jump to post
Great video! Man, where do I apply? Gotta find my old DC-8 manuals! Peru, actually. https://www.skybusaircargo.com/ Seems like they're based and licensed in Peru, but have a US office in Vegas. These guys have a DC8 in VIP configuration, that looks very nice except for the cheesy bedspread and date...Jump to post
The A360 should be a flying sphere... :bigthumbsup: That's a good one. As pointed out above, Airbus is in the wonderful position of being able to wait and let Boeing go first, then respond. They have so many orders for the 320/321, time is on their side. I understand why the 321 is so popular, but ...Jump to post
jaybird wrote:flybynight wrote:Maybe this is already a topic, but here goes.
I think a flight to Hawaii would be popular for Europeans tired of going to the Canary Islands.
Icelandair to Hawaii - makes absolutely no sense.
No Bandit comments? There's a definite likeness.Jump to post
AAvgeek744 wrote:Hasn't AS already stated the Airbii will remain in the fleet into the 20's? I get the Seattle connection, but the world isn't going to end when Chester shows up on an Airbus.
Some IS lenses have two modes...one for holding the lens steady and the other for panning. It can make a difference.Jump to post
Likewise. But for a short answer to the question, there are two Boeing factories in the SEA area. 737s are assembled in Renton. There's a parking lot along Rainier Ave. S. on the south side of the airport with a view of the airport. Not sure what business is located there, though, so...have to consi...Jump to post
Adding to the A350 order would have interesting implications for the fairly young 15 frame A332 fleet. If they think 22 frames is a "small" fleet... When you have nearly 950 aircraft, 22 planes, or about 2%, is small. Yes, it's more than 2% of seat capacity, but still small. There are mai...Jump to post
Question for the OP. Do you mean airports with only one airline that has international flights out of that airport? What if a second airline (that also has international service at other airports) serves only domestic routes at that same airport - does that count? I was wondering that, too. Is it o...Jump to post
He will not be viewed as unpatriotic if he doesn't buy Boeing. Airbus makes great aircraft and you need American workers to support those aircraft. Yes he will...by me, at least. American companies have an obligation to purchase American products unless it's absurdly fiscally irresponsible not to. ...Jump to post
OT: There are a lot of cattle that go to Southwest.com assuming they are getting the best deal and booking without shopping around. Southwest spent years conditioning their clientele to do this and then, when the Pavlovian response was instilled, wisely raised their prices while continuing to the h...Jump to post
While in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the calendars all show Sunday on the 1st column, Monday is literally called "Week Day One" (using the Chinese word for the number one) in the Chinese language. Similarly, Tuesday is "Week Day Two" and up to Saturday as "Week Day Six&quo...Jump to post
When I check them out for a flight they are often just a little higher than other airlines on my routes. A lot of the time two checked bags higher. For you, yes...for others, no...and there seem to be a lot of others...hence the huge profits. OT: There are a lot of cattle that go to Southwest.com a...Jump to post
Seems like so often the first reason for "rumored" mergers / acquisitions is fleet commonality reasons. But most often these are publicly traded companies so the reason is a perceived opportunity to increase / create value, usually by adding revenue at a greater rate than costs (such as by...Jump to post
Was just reading on a rail forum tonight that since the BNSF derailed a bunch of these fuselages into a river in Montana several years ago, they are now restricted to four per train unless Boeing permits more. Thought that was interesting, and probably means that you have more chances to catch them...Jump to post
Anyone planning an IPO these days, or a large merger/acquisition, is having second thoughts until there's more clarity on tax law changes, healthcare, or anything else getting done in Washington for that matter. The financial markets hate uncertainty, and there's nothing but uncertainty right now, ...Jump to post
Anyone planning an IPO these days, or a large merger/acquisition, is having second thoughts until there's more clarity on tax law changes, healthcare, or anything else getting done in Washington for that matter. The financial markets hate uncertainty, and there's nothing but uncertainty right now, n...Jump to post
There is a distinction between an airline having a type exclusively for a specific route or destination vs. the fleet shrinking down to the point that the type flies to only one destination. For the latter, various 744 fleets, for example, fall into that category, although that wasn't the original i...Jump to post
Way back when..... Didn't Braniff operate the Big Orange 747 solely DFW - HNL for a while? IIRC, after they retired their last "regular" 707, Western leased one for a time to fly DEN - LHR. Going back to the late 1970s, PSA and Air California each had a fleet of Electras just for TVL. ...a...Jump to post
Is Leeham News the only one reporting this? After some google searches, didn't find it anywhere else.Jump to post
winginit wrote:This is complete and utter nonsense. "Fake News" as I believe people are calling it these days.
Ummm .... maybe this is where we NON-pilots (I'm an auto mechanic) can suggest simple solutions to repeated potentially deadly problems like landing on taxiways/////// WHY CAN'T EVERY AIRPORT UNIFORMLY JUST PUT A BIG FREAKING BRILLIANT EYE-PIERCING KING-KONG SIZED RED "X" THAT LIGHTS UP A...Jump to post
So what then did they rhink the long stretch with white lights was? Since it adjacent to what they were aiming for, I assume it was clearly visible. Lame. The parallel runway? Everyone landing on a taxiway is an idiot until it happens to yourself. Taxiway landings keep happening and no one does any...Jump to post
What really makes me mad is when they quote them saying "it won't be fixed until the end of the day". These losers get the chair fixed not only for free but in less than 24 hours in addition to upgrades on their return trips and an interim wheelchair. Typical behavior these days to compla...Jump to post
This is a matter of protecting the 'turf' of USA based airline companies as well as the need to segregate for border control purposes. To allow a domestic flight within the USA on a foreign airline would mean a major potential security and customs hassle along with costs no airline and the TSA woul...Jump to post